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Not Yet: Aboriginal People and the Deferral of the Rule of Law

2008: Issue 29/30.
Desmond Manderson on how the language of ‘emergency’ is used to suspend legal principles.

From the ‘War on Terror’ to Malaya and Pakistan the language of ‘emergency’ has been used to suspend legal principles. Closer to home, legislation enacted in August 2007 has profoundly changed the treatment of large numbers of Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory in Australia argues Desmond Manderson

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